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When People Ate People, A Strange Disease Emerged

Most of the world didn't know anyone lived in the highlands of Papua New Guinea until the 1930s, when Australian gold prospectors surveying the area realized there were about a million people there.<p>When researchers made their way to those villages in the 1950s, they found something disturbing. …

Public Health

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

There’s a limit to how much people trust the biggest social network on the planet.<p>6:58 p.m. Today6:58 p.m. April 2, 2018<p>Optimism among those aged 35 …

Stroke symptoms reversed in medical breakthrough study

Doctors may have made a revolutionary breakthrough in the way we treat stroke patients.<p>Patients in the trial study regained the ability to talk, walk and live normal lives, all thanks to a groundbreaking stem cell treatment.<p>10 PHOTOS<p>Stroke risk factors and stroke symptoms<p>See Gallery<p>Stroke symptoms …

Medicine

Human Embryo Grown in Lab

Embryonic cells grew for 12 days outside a womb.

Tick Bite Linked to Rise in Red Meat Allergies. Why Now?

The painful reaction started in the middle of the night. September Norman of Hendersonville, Tennessee, remembers waking up “itching like a fiend.”<p>“I thought something had bitten me and I tried drinking water to flush it out,” she says. A couple of hours later, her lips and tongue swelled up. …

Scientists have discovered a new way to fight antibiotic resistance

Two types of lab-made molecules make drug-resistant bacteria susceptible to antibiotics again, researchers report March 9 in <i>Science Translational Medicine.</i><p>The discovery could provide new tools in the fight against microbes such as methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus,</i> or MRSA<i>,</i> which causes …

How We Could Kill Superbugs Without Antibiotics

Scientists have figured out a new weakness in the defenses of some bacteria.<p>Antibiotics will soon be useless, but U.K. scientists have come up with a new way to kill bacteria–and it’s not with a drug. And perhaps the best thing about this approach is that bacteria may not be able to build …

An ominous economic trend may be returning to Latin America, and it could have deadly consequences

Latin America and the Caribbean make up the only region that managed to reduce inequality during the first decade of this century, according to the UN Development Program.<p>Since 2000, the population in poverty has fallen from nearly 42% of the region's almost 600 million residents to just over 25% — …

Google's AI neural network robot so smart it has solved a puzzle used in Google job interviews

Google's artificially intelligent neural network of computers is now so clever that it can solve puzzles meant for computing professionals who apply …

These Grisly 19th-Century Medical Drawings Will Horrify You

Shoutout to modern medicine 😬<p>While modern-day surgery carries risks, it's nothing compared to the agony of going under the knife before the advent of anesthesia in 1846, when John Collins Warren performed the first successful operation using ether gas as an anesthetic at Massachusetts General …

Bone discovery suggests a mysterious ancient species of human lived alongside our ancestors

An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago.<p>The distinctive shape of the bone indicates that the species would have walked differently from humans …

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Researchers Make Artificial Cells That Can Replicate Themselves

To better understand how life might have started on Earth<p>Scientists have a pretty good theory for how life on Earth began: Meteorites that bombarded our planet brought simple carbon-based compounds called amino acids. Eventually, slowly, these chemicals combined to make cells, which were then able …

Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa

Scientists find fossils of our ancient relative, who had surprisingly human-like features, in a remote cave near Johannesburg<p>Early humans buried their dead in caves, scientists have found, after discovering a new species hidden in a burial chamber.<p>At least 15 skeletons of the species - named Homo …

Simple blood test detects breast cancer relapse seven months early

The new blood test could end the need for invasive biopsies and help doctors select the best treatment based on the genetic make-up of tumours<p>A 'revolutionary' blood test which can detect breast cancer relapses nearly eight months before they strike has been developed by British scientists.<p>The …

Cancer

Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles

Can an app warn you that you might have skin cancer? Digital health startup SkinVision is using smartphone tech and vision algorithms to allow consumers to track changes to their moles. Users of its iOS and Android apps, which have been downloaded some 200,000 times since launch back in 2011, take …

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Researchers Found A Way To Erase Memories Of Meth In Mice

A major stepping stone for treating addiction<p>The major hurdle in treating addiction is enabling a person to not return to the abused drug or substance. This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive …

NASA Finds Closest Earth Twin Yet in Haul of 500 Alien Planets

It may not be Earth's exact twin, but it's a pretty close cousin.<p>NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted the most Earth-like alien planet yet …

As Obamacare Takes Hold, Unpaid Hospital Bills Vanish

As hospital operators begin to report second period earnings — the sixth consecutive quarter of new revenue from once uninsured patients — the number and size of unpaid medical bills continues to fall thanks to the Affordable Care Act.<p>The health law last year began to provide subsidized private …

Health Care

Flying Robot Cars Landing Soon at a Garage Near You

No runway or flight lessons required.<p>Terrafugia wants to add “vertical take-off and landing” to your daily routine. The aerospace company just released the outer mold line for the TF-X, an awe-inspiring four-seat hybrid car with wings and computer-controlled flight. No runway is needed as twin …

Bizarre Buddhist Statue X-Ray Reveals Mummified Monk and 25 More Fascinating Random Facts

When researchers at the Netherland's Meander Medical Center placed a 1,000-year-old Chinese Buddha statue inside a CT scanner they discovered a …

There's less than a week before the first wild GOP debate — here's who's in and who's out

Fox News, which is hosting the first debate next Thursday, has limited the Republican participants in the prime-time debate to the 10 candidates polling best in an average of five recent national polls. The candidates who don't make the prime-time debate stage will participate in a separate debate …

Oklahoma Teens Formally Charged With Murdering Family

Two Oklahoma teenagers have been formally charged with murdering five family members following a horrific attack in their home in an upscale suburb of Tulsa.<p>Robert Bever, 18, and his 16-year-old brother were arrested after their parents and three of their siblings were found stabbed to death in …

A Breakthrough in Bullet-Proof Armor Technology - iHLS

This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)<p>The U.S. navy’s Naval Research Laboratory is currently in the process of developing an invisible …

'Brain-eating amoeba' found in water supply near New Orleans

<b>US health officials have confirmed the presence of a 'brain-eating' amoeba in the water supply of several communities near New Orleans.</b><p>Ascension Parish and St Bernard Parish have each discovered Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that enters through the nose and attacks the brain.<p>Officials have begun a …

HIV flushed out by cancer drug

<b>HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show.</b><p>The cornerstone of treatment, anti-retroviral therapy, kills the virus in the bloodstream but leaves "HIV reservoirs" untouched.<p>The study, published in PLoS Pathogens, showed the drug was "highly potent" …

Florida’s ‘Muslim-free’ gun store closed to stop a U.S. veteran from going inside

The owner of Florida’s controversial anti-Muslim gun store shut his doors on Tuesday to prevent a U.S. military veteran from going inside.<p>California …